Applying for Medicine – what you need to know

Applying for Medicine – what you need to know

There are forty four medical schools in the UK. They are all unique. Some, like Edinburgh, are old, established and world famous, while others, such as Edge Hill, are brand new and hardly known. Some, like Swansea and Warwick, are graduate entry only, while others,...
How to choose the right A level subjects

How to choose the right A level subjects

Autumn term is when Year 11 students are having to choose their A level subjects. Schools and sixth form colleges are enticing students and their parents with open evenings and glossy brochures to study familiar favourites like Geography, Maths and History and a range...
A parent’s guide to UCAS – what you need to know

A parent’s guide to UCAS – what you need to know

In a normal year, Year 12 lays the foundation for making UCAS applications in Year 13. It used to include attending open days, visiting UCAS fairs, completing work experience and having workshops on writing personal statements. It’s a tried and tested process aimed at...
Seven ways to study in the summer holidays!

Seven ways to study in the summer holidays!

Seven ways to study in the summer holidays? I am a great advocate for school holidays and especially summer holidays. They are there to re-charge, rest and recuperate students and teachers from the previous term, so that you return to school feeling refreshed and...
Clearing 2021: How to be successful

Clearing 2021: How to be successful

Clearing 2021: How to be successful. Every year thousands of students find their perfect course through Clearing on UCAS. It is there for universities to fill their courses as well as providing a safety net for students who have been unsuccessful in their...
Choosing your A level subjects

Choosing your A level subjects

My son in Year 10 recently asked me what is the best subject when choosing your A level subjects, to get into university. I thought for a while and then said Maths, because more university courses specify Maths A level than any other subject. However, there is a BIG...